111218sacramentosmokeair5 pUnder a new Cal OSHA rule, employers will have to give out masks, relocate workers or change the intensity of work when air quality is hazardous.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: Smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County fills the air in Sacramento, 90 miles away - Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)







hiring signCalifornia’s economic expansion doesn’t appear to be slowing down. The state added more than 46,000 jobs last month.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: FILE - Charles Krupa / AP Photo, File / Via Capital Public Radio)







2019debate juneHave you ever wondered which presidential candidates are raising the most money from your neighbors? Well, you can now check out how the campaigns are doing in every zip code within California — the state known as the nation’s political ATM.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris before the start of the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami - AP Photo/Brynn Anderson/via CalMatters)

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  • December 10, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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  • Nov 28, 2019

    California Update for Friday, November 29, 2019

    A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are talking about disability issues while campaigning. California advocates are praising the…
  • Nov 27, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, November 28, 2019

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently claimed President Trump hasn’t completed any “new wall” during his time in office. PolitiFact California…
  • Nov 26, 2019

    ‘The California Price’: Why It Costs So Much To Build A Home In The Golden State

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  • Nov 21, 2019

    California Update for Friday, November 22, 2019

    The California Supreme Court says a new state law cannot force President Trump to submit his tax returns. And even though four of the seven justices…
  • Nov 15, 2019

    California Update for Monday, November 18, 2019

    Big Tech companies such as Apple and Facebook have pledged billions of dollars to ease California’s affordable housing crisis. How much of a…
  • Nov 13, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Recent power shutoffs left millions of Californians without electricity for days. With state elections next year, counties aren’t wasting any time…
  • Nov 11, 2019

    California Update for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Cities that reject valid housing projects face a new threat: Third-party groups that can take them to court. A nonprofit affiliated with a realtors…
  • Nov 10, 2019

    California Update for Monday, November 11, 2019

    Backers of a California ballot measure to roll back Proposition 13 tax protections for commercial and industrial properties have started gathering…
  • Nov 05, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    A group of California mayors and public leaders want to buy out PG&E using $50 billion in bonds. Story by Scott Rodd. (Photo: Residences leveled by…
  • Nov 04, 2019

    California Update for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    President Trump criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of the state’s wildfires this weekend, blaming them again on a lack of forest…
  • Oct 31, 2019

    California Update for Friday, November 1, 2019

    Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg called for a ‘Silicon Valley moment’ on housing in California, saying cities should work with private industry to…

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